Frequently Asked Questions
THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS
We realize that parents have a lot of questions before sending their child off to summer camp. Below are some of the most common ones – many of which you are probably wondering about yourself. However if you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, feel free to contact us.
REGISTRATION AND GENERAL QUESTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
- $250.00 of the above deposit is not refundable for cancellations prior to December 1, 2023.
- $500 (Full Deposit) of the above deposit is not refundable for registrations cancelled after December 1, 2023.
- No refunds for cancellations after March 1st, 2024 or for campers leaving early during camp season.
Cancellations due to Medical Reasons:
Cancellations for medical reasons that occur less than 2 weeks before arrival to camp must supply a doctor’s note dated before your child’s session(s) start date. You will receive full credit for all monies paid to be carried forward for 1 summer.
If your child is sent home by our medical staff after their session has started you will have 2 options:
1. A credit for the value of the unused days to be carried forward for 1 summer. (This will be pro-rated per day).
2. A refund for 1/2 the value of the unused days.
Session and Sport/Activity Changes:
1. Session and/or Sports/Activity changes may occur up until June 1st pending space availability.
2. After June 1st there will be a $100.00 change fee and all changes are subject to space availability
3. Switches will not be permitted within 2 weeks of your child(ren)s start date and changes can not be made upon arrival.
We have campers of all ages at Olympia Sports Camp. Our youngest campers are 7 years old and our oldest campers are 17.
Yes, children are placed in cabin groups and sports groups with children that are around the same age as them.
Our camper cabins sleep between 5 – 12 campers.
Yes. You can request up to three cabin mates that are the same age as your child. Every effort is made to honour the cabin requests of campers; however this is not always possible.
PREPARATION FOR CAMP
On Sunday, you can arrive at camp to drop of your child between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Opening ceremonies begin at approximately 2:30pm. On Saturday, you can arrive around 10:00am to pick up your child; Closing Ceremony begins at 10:30 am.
There is no scheduled lunch, however we do offer a barbeque where you are able to purchase food and drinks.
There are three sessions per day (Monday – Friday). Each session is approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes long. On Sunday and Saturday there is one session.
Please visit our Daily Schedule
CASINO NIGHT, CAMP WIDE GAMES, CABIN ACTIVITIES, VIDEO DANCE, MURDER MYSTERY, SKIT NIGHT, CAMPFIRE AT THE WATER FRONT
Everyone looks forward to ‘SKIT NIGHT’ where campers and counsellors perform for the enjoyment of all! Each Skit Night finishes with the memorable premier screening of the ‘WEEK-END’ video which relives the past week of fun and excitement.
There are two free time sessions each day. They occur between 11:00am – 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Free time is a chance for campers to spend time with their cabin groups and cabin counsellor. Free time is also a chance for everyone to participate in different activities around camp, such as; high ropes, low ropes, water activities, the climbing tower and much more.
Yes, we do have a tuck and pro shop where we sell food, drinks and Olympia clothing. The tuck shop is open during free time from Monday to Friday. Free time is 11: 00 am – 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm each day. Our Tuck & Pro Shop is also open Saturday and Sunday for parents to purchase clothing and/or tuck items for their children or themselves.
There are multiple ways to get in touch with your child while they are at camp. You can call our summer office at (705) 635-2491. You can email us, and put your child’s name in the subject line. There is also the old-fashioned snail mail. Our summer address is:
Olympia Sports Camp
2400 Limberlost Road
Campers staying for more than one week will be provided with room and board and a supervised recreational program during changeover at no additional cost. Their cabin assignment and counsellor may change for the following week.
We offer laundry service to campers that are staying at Olympia for more than one week. Laundry is picked up Saturday afternoon, and it is returned to camp on Sunday morning.
HEALTH SAFETY, AND NUTRITION
All of our counsellors have first aid and CPR training. All staff working at our high ropes course must complete our site specific training, or must demonstrate and provide proof of equivalent training and experience. There will also be a Lead Instructor on camp with a minimum of a Level 2 Challenges Unlimited Inc. Certification.
All staff working at our waterfront must have their NLS, or if they have their Bronze Cross/Med, they may work in conjunction with a staff member with NLS.
Yes. Olympia has a Health Centre team that consists of one Camp Doctor, three Registered Nurses, and four Athletic Therapists.
Yes. All of our cabins are fully equipped with bathroom and shower facilities.
When campers arrive on Sunday the first meal served to them is dinner. On Saturdays, campers are served breakfast and lunch before leaving Olympia. All other days, campers are served three meals a day as well as an evening snack.
Olympia does not allow nuts or nut products on our camp. They are not used in our kitchen or sold in the tuck shop.
We are also able to accommodate for most dietary restrictions, as long as we are informed of them in advance. For example: vegetarian, lactose intolerant, gluten allergy, egg allergies, allergies to certain fruits, etc.
We strongly encourage parents to label all of their children’s belongings, as this helps us to return any items found during their stay. If you return home and discover something is missing, you can complete this FORM. If the item is found, we can ship small items back to you at your expense.
We have a large volume of lost items that are unclaimed, and we are unable to store anything at camp beyond three weeks (including the current week). All summer camp lost and found items will be donated on the last Friday of camp, at the end of August.
General Packing List:
- Sleeping bag or sheets or fitted sheets and blankets (mattresses are singles) pillow
- Bath towel, face cloth, toiletry items (soap, toothpaste, etc.), beach towel
- Sunscreen, insect repellent/ bug spray
- Shorts, track pants, and jeans
- Undergarments, pajamas, socks (sporty and cozy)
- Sweatshirts, cotton shirts, sweaters
- One or two bathing suits, workout wear
- Jacket, raincoat, hats and/or crazy hats, sunglasses
- Shoes (2 pairs), and rain boots or extra shoes
- Postage stamps and writing paper, pens, notebook, books to read (for downtime)
- Reusable water bottle, flashlight with batteries
For those attending during the last two weeks in August, please bring warmer clothing as the evenings tend to cool off. For your sport-specific packing list please see the Get Ready for Camp Package